Because the penalties under Michigan’s anti-kickback laws are severe, we strongly urge healthcare providers and professionals to contact our lawyers at Chapman Law Group. We will work with you to ensure that your referral relationships are legitimate and would not lead to exposure under the law.
For example, healthcare practitioners must have a working understanding of the anti-kickback laws, including the types of activities that receive exemptions or “safe harbors.” Safe harbor refers to activities viewed as acceptable practices and depends on the circumstances of the case. For example, the splitting of income by a dental practice organized as a partnership does not constitute fee splitting.
Also, there is the “Employee Bona Fide Safe Harbor,” which excepts from its reach “any amount paid by an employer to an employee (who has a bona fide employment relationship with such employer) for employment in the provision of covered items or services.”
Or, for example, you may have a particularly entrepreneurial healthcare business in Michigan, and you are regularly establishing new and cutting-edge payment arrangements. If so, you should speak with a Chapman Law Group anti-kickback and healthcare compliance lawyer to obtain guidance on how to avoid arrangements that subject you to applicable laws.
For more than 35 years, Chapman Law Group’s regulatory compliance lawyers — along with our Medicare, Medicaid, and healthcare fraud and false claim defense attorneys — have been working with health care providers throughout Michigan to understand and comply with the anti-kickback laws.
If you are a licensed healthcare practitioner working out of Metro Detroit, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Flint, Kalamazoo, Dearborn, Troy, or anywhere else in Michigan, we are here to be your trusted counsel in this area of compliance. Call us today and let us put our experience to work for you.